ASPHIAX, also known as Sander van der Velden, is a mod from the Netherlands who may have created not only the best Star Wars box mod, but perhaps the most impressive box mod I’ve ever seen. Incredible attention to detail is paid here, from functional design to aesthetics to trim. It’s a huge job that doesn’t compromise the look of a venator class star destroyer to fit the components inside. It just looks like a Star Destroyer, with tiny lights and all.
Most of the visible components were made with a 3D printer, while the frame was made with custom aluminum cuts. Sander wanted the construction to be perfect, so he took two years to practice with laser cutters before returning to the project. It was definitely worth it.
Sander even put together a light fictional context for the big jerk based on Chinese mythology.
For more information, check the build log or head to CES in Las Vegas between Jan 6-9 to see it in person.
YAZI – Venator-class Star Destroyer components
Base plate: MSI B150m mortar
GPU: MSI 780TI Lightning
RAM: Avexir Blitz 1.1 32GB DDR4 3000MHz – White
CPU: Intel Core i5 6600K 4x 3.50 GHz
Power supply: Thermaltake ToughPower DPS G 850W Platinum
Liquid cooling system components
CPU Cooler: Thermaltake Pacific W1 CPU Water Block
GPU Cooler: Diamond Cooling Custom GPU Block
Coolant Pump: Thermaltake Pacific P1 Black D5 Pump w / Silent Kit
Radiator: 480 40mm high
Hardware: Thermaltake Pacific G1 / 4 – Black
Tanks: 2 x 50mm ModWithMe Tube Tanks with custom 3D printed Venator engine cover
Tubing: 16mm OD Thermaltake PETG tubing